[R] Truncation of text strings

Göran Broström gb at stat.umu.se
Wed May 21 11:05:51 CEST 2003

How do I print text strings to a given length, ie, if they are too long
I want them truncated (from the end)?

> format.char("123", width = 1)

does not do what I want, ie, "1".

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